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El Camino Hospital official describes expansion project for Rotarians

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A new two-story, 56,000-square-foot behavioral health building, rendering above, is part of El Camino Hospital’s expansion plans, the hospital’s facilities chief, Ken King, told Los Altos Rotarians.


El Camino Hospital’s Mountain View campus is expanding, but Ken King, chief administrative services officer, has managed any growing pains.

Los Altos Rhodes Scholar sees health within a community's greater context


From guide dogs to culinary architecture, Los Altos native Alexis Doyle has worked across fields as a young scholar, but she had to learn to knit it all together – not only as a pre-medical student, but as a candidate proving her bona fides for a Rhodes Scholarship. She joined the incoming class of Rhodes Scholars last month, earning one of the nation’s most prestigious scholastic honors.

Doyle frames the notoriously rigorous Rhodes interview as a “fun and challenging experience.” The conversation ranged from the character-building failures of learning to train a guide dog to her research into parasitic infection in Guatemala.

Schola presents family-friendly concert

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Harpist Dan Levitan will lend his talents to Schola Cantorum’s Dec. 18 holiday concert.

Schola Cantorum has scheduled its holiday concert, “Christmas Angels,” 3 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The program will feature the 70-member choir singing seasonal favorites, harp interludes by virtuoso soloist Dan Levitan and a performance of Conrad Susa’s “Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest.” The festivities will culminate in a traditional audience sing-along.

Community Foundation course helps residents become 'LEAD'-ers

The Los Altos Community Foundation sponsors the Leadership Education Advancement (LEAD) program, which provides an in-depth introduction to Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

The 2017 LEAD program is scheduled to open with a half-day workshop 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 21, followed by 10 classes slated 7-9 p.m. Wednesday evenings every other week February through May.

Jeremiah's Promise equips transitional foster youth for better future

Photo Courtesy of Jeremiah’s Promise
Jeremiah’s Promise founder Kim Golter, above, with blond hair, leads the nonprofit organization that supports foster children poised to graduate from the system as they navigate a path to college and seek career mentoring. 

• Mission: Jeremiah’s Promise aims to love, challenge and equip former foster youth for a better future. The program lays the groundwork for emotional and spiritual healing, academic resilience, leadership development, and relational and career skills competency.

• 2016 update: The nonprofit organization supports foster children poised to graduate from the system as they navigate a path to college and seek career mentorship and community support.

Music for Minors kicks off fundraising campaign

Music for Minors is launching a peer-to-peer campaign, “What Music Means,” to celebrate its 40th anniversary by raising $40,000 in 40 days.

Supporters are participating as donors and fundraisers to use social media to spread the word about the importance of music education and help generate the funds needed to sustain and expand such programs.

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